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General Information on Fenoprofen

Generic Name : Fenoprofen

Pronunciation : fen oh proe' fen

Latest prescription information about Fenoprofen. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fenoprofen

International- Nalfon.

Why is Fenoprofen Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, prescribed for pain and relief from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. This medication reduces the action of the hormones that cause pain and inflammation.  

When should Fenoprofen not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with kidney impairment, asthma and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Fenoprofen?

Pain- The recommended adult dose for mild to moderate pain is 200 mg every 4-6 hours.
Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis- The recommended dose is 600 mg 3-4 times daily.
Maximum: 3200 mg daily.

How should Fenoprofen be taken?

It comes as a capsule and tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fenoprofen?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding problems, heart disease, blood vessel disease, liver or kidney disease, sugar, stomach problem, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Patient may experience stomach bleeding or ulcers; if it so consult with your doctor.
Avoid excess dosage.
Avoid using aspirin while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Fenoprofen?

   Gastrointestinal : Indigestion, nausea, vomiting and constipation.
   Skin : Rash, increased sweating and itching.
   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, dizziness, sleepiness and headache.
   Eye: Blurred vision and decreased hearing.
   Heart : Palpitations.
   Miscellaneous : Fatigue, weakness and upper respiratory tract infection.

What are the other precautions for Fenoprofen?

Monitor kidney function, complete blood cell counts and blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Fenoprofen?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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